7 Types of Replacement Windows

The 7 Common Types of Windows Used by Builders

There is an extensive selection of windows to choose from. To help you, we’ve narrowed down the list of the most common types of windows used by builders. Here are 7 types of windows along with their unique advantages to help you select what’s most suitable for your home.

Bay Windows and Bow Windows

Bay and bow windows are often compared because of their similarities. They are often confused as they look similar. Here are the differences:

A bay window has three openings, available in angled projections while a bow window typically has four or five.

A bay window’s overall structure consists of a picture window with two other windows while a bow window’s structure is curved, creating a rounded appearance.

Casement Windows

Casement windows crank outward, with hinges set on the left or right. This type of window can only be opened from inside using a crank, making the window ideal for those want to secure their homes better. Casement windows promote full top to bottom ventilation and the open outward to the left or right to allow fresh air in. These windows can typically be found above kitchen sinks.

Double Hung Windows

Double hung windows are perhaps the most common window type. They stand vertically with an upper and lower sash that slide up and down meant for ventilation. Modern double hung windows are easy to clean because the sashes tilt inward.

Garden Windows

Garden windows are like bay windows except they are smaller and usually located above the kitchen sink. They add light and are the perfect display for decor and a place to keep and grow small plants like herbs.

Sliding Windows

Sliding windows are available in either two- or three-panel options that feature one fixed pane and one or two panes that are movable. For easy cleaning, these movable panes are easy to slide over and pop out of their frame. They are also very low maintenance.

Picture Windows

A picture window is a non-operational window that features a low-profile frame that maximizes glass surface in order to allow a clear view that is unobstructed. They can be customized to match adjacent windows that are operational.

When choosing windows for your home, think about lighting, ventilation, and the aesthetic that you have envisioned for your home. With so many types of windows to choose from, you won’t have a problem finding the windows that will define your style while also achieving the functionality that you need.

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